Which top regional law schools can get you big law?

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Pokarface
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Which top regional law schools can get you big law?

Postby Pokarface » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:57 pm

I'm considering top regional law schools based on my lsat practice score performance

What I've learned from TLS is that if you pick a regional school, you will most likely spend most of you legal career in that state. I have only lived in Texas and Arizona--humid heat vs dry heat--so I don't now what to expect from the Northeast. I've visited California and Florida, but just for vacationing.

I was thinking:
UT for the Southwest (I might get accepted since i'm a Texan resident and they have the 65% requirement)
Vanderbilt for Tennessee/Atlanta/Georgia
UB/BC for...Boston?

I think there is too much competition in California to even think about it.
Is there any region I should also consider?
Depending on the scholly I receive from the law schools I apply (if any), I might as well shoot for the tail of the T-14 in 2014.

Should I just rely on LST? or is there something I should also consider? I know that these numbers don't necessarily mean the odds of getting into big law since some law students do criminal/environmental or whatever flies their boat

http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/tag/nlj-250/

Stats: 159, 3.72. (URM: MA). Weak Softs.
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JamMasterJ
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Re: Which top regional law schools can get you big law?

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:06 pm

UT for sure. Any chance you could retake? MA with a good gpa would be golden with a few extra LSAT points

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Re: Which top regional law schools can get you big law?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:09 pm

1) You need to retake and try to maximize your LSAT score.
2) Where do you want to work?
3) If you want to work in Texas, UT is a good choice (and probably a better choice than some lower T14s).
4) There are plenty of places in Texas that are not humid.

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Re: Which top regional law schools can get you big law?

Postby Pokarface » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:11 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:UT for sure. Any chance you could retake? MA with a good gpa would be golden with a few extra LSAT points


On February 9 there will be another test, and deadlines are on the 1st or 15th day of the month
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Re: Which top regional law schools can get you big law?

Postby Pokarface » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:18 pm

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:1) You need to retake and try to maximize your LSAT score.
2) Where do you want to work?
3) If you want to work in Texas, UT is a good choice (and probably a better choice than some lower T14s).
4) There are plenty of places in Texas that are not humid.


1) Yeah, that's why I'm considering the 2014 cycle. Unless a miracle happens on my lsat.
2) Undecided yet. My main concern was living in a place that maximizes big law; even though I'll probably be burned in 3-5 years according to what I've read in TLS -__-
3) Nice!
4) Oh, yeah. I forgot I'm the only one who lives in Corpus Christi a ridiculously humid place!
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Re: Which top regional law schools can get you big law?

Postby gaud » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:19 pm

BYU

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Re: Which top regional law schools can get you big law?

Postby Pokarface » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:30 pm

Now that I'm thinking, UT's COA is very tempting for residents and their school is on par with some T-14 at least in my region ;-)

But yeah, a 3-5 points increase might increase my scholly. URM advantage for the win!

gaud wrote:BYU


I haven't read much about big law in that area.
What about the midwest? Is there some good runner-ups with Michigan and NW?

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Re: Which top regional law schools can get you big law?

Postby enigmabk » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:40 pm

check out fordham, i think its underrated for biglaw

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Re: Which top regional law schools can get you big law?

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:31 am

Pokarface wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:UT for sure. Any chance you could retake? MA with a good gpa would be golden with a few extra LSAT points


On February 9 there will be another test, and deadlines are on the 1st or 15th day of the month
s-=

yeah, I was thinking June and sitting out. BTW, (though I don't recommend it) schools will probably allow your app if it comes before the deadline and the second score comes after. Though that's really late in the cycle in general and you'd do a lot better next year.

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Re: Which top regional law schools can get you big law?

Postby twenty » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:22 pm

If you're thinking about a regional law school, go to the one that you're most comfortable explaining your ties to come interview time. UT sounds like a really good option right now, but you're probably going to have to retake in December. Vandy's also good, but same applies.




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